About the Poetry

All of the poems in this blog are spirit-inspired. Every word came to me each day for a full year while in deep meditation. I simply wrote what I heard onto a pad of paper in my lap with eyes closed – meaningful, multi-stanza verses in mere minutes. I was unaware of each poem’s theme until I transcribed it later word for word. Each day brought new and wondrous discoveries about the world beyond our five physical senses, incredible wisdom, and messages of hope which I share with you in this blog. The last poems received are displayed below on this page, but the entire collection of 365+ poems are archived here in the left-hand column. You can search by topic or keyword using the search box in the upper left corner. May you find among them just the right message which speaks to your heart.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Poem #178 - Playing Possum

Such caring lies there in the heart
Just waiting to be free.
Open up the lock
With your thoughts as the key.

By holding back love
You withhold your true self,
And therein miss out
On the greatest of wealth.

Forgiveness and kindness
Are ways to show love.
Compassion and giving
Are the gifts from above.

When spread about freely
Inside you do blossom.
But withheld deep inside
It’s just like playing possum.

For the soul it seems dead
When your gifts you do hold.
But it comes quite alive
When allowed to unfold.

There’s no need to clutch them
And hold them so close.
There’s nothing to gain
Being tense and morose.

Open your heart
And let the love pour,
And into your life
Will flow oh so much more.


  1. "Playing possum" is a great image today and very powerful in emphasizing "the soul it seems dead."

    "Open your heart and let the love pour..." Beautiful message to encourage us be more compassionate and giving. Feel the love deep within our beings and radiate it outward to those around us. Relevant any day, this message resonates clearly in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.

    May we send out the love to all today...

  2. what a great poem. Love the title and the image of a possum.

    Some people do remind me of a possum. They hide their love and pretend they are not there. They act aloof and never allow you in or reveal their true self.

    If we blossom from the inside and open our hearts to those around us and those in need our seeds of love will grow...